Reference numberMS/426/555
Alternative reference numberMS/426 p127
TitleCopy letter from [John] Wrottesley; President of the Royal Society; to the Lords of the Treasury
Date14 January 1856
DescriptionInforms that as the President of the Royal Society, John Wrottesley was a chairman to a deputation to Lord Palmerston [Henry John Temple] to suggest using Burlington house as a home for the Linnean, Astronomical, Geological, Chemical and the Royal Societies. Argues that the proximity of the societies and their libraries will mean having the most important collections together in Europe, be economical in cooperation and place science in a position it ought to occupy in Britain. Wrottesley has been informed twice that the building is occupied by the University of London, but has only been present in the two of the three periods stated. Suggests arrangements can be made to suit both the University and the Societies and asks for the Lords of the Treasury to look favourably on the suggestion. [See MS/426/551]
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